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Communication & Culture Course ( HMT 041 )

The Communication and Culture Course (CCC) is designed to equip non-native English speakers with a heart for missions by increasing their English communication skills in all areas while learning about different cultures. Classroom instruction utilizes interactive methods of learning that are fun and effective. Dorm life, meal times, work duties, and small group activities are designed to maximize interaction between CCC students and native English speakers.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Communication & Culture Course (CCC) HMT 041 0 English 30 Sep 2018 21 Dec 2018
Communication & Culture Course HMT 041 0 English 31 Mar 2019 21 Jun 2019
Communication & Culture Course HMT 041 0 English 29 Sep 2019 20 Dec 2019

Discipleship Training School (DTS) ( DSP 211 )

This school is an intensive Christian discipleship course beginning with an 11 or 12-week lecture/teaching phase followed by an 8-12 week practical field assignment. It is a prerequisite for all other courses in the University of the Nations, and also serves to orient and prepare all new Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff. The DTS is designed to encourage students in personal character development, cultivating their relationship with God and identifying their unique gifts and callings. Cross-cultural exposure and global awareness are special emphases throughout the course, preparing the students to evangelize and disciple current and future generations, answering the call to ""Go into all the world and teach (make disciples of) all nations."" (Matthew 28:19). The curriculum is in the following six major categories: God's nature and character; God's intention for individuals, peoples and nations; seeing all of life from God's perspective; redemption, sin, and the Cross; God's family - the Church; God's world - His call and commission; the ministries of YWAM.Focused DTS's: In some locations the DTS is offered with a particular focus, such as the Crossroads DTS, Operation Year DTS, University DTS, Sports DTS, Arts DTS, etc.Credit will be given for this course with satisfactory completion of DSP 212.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 30 Sep 2018 21 Dec 2018
Crossroads Discipleship Training School (CDTS) DSP 211 12 English, Korean 06 Jan 2019 27 Mar 2019
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 06 Jan 2019 27 Mar 2019
Multicultural Discipleship Training School (MDTS) DSP 211 12 English, Portuguese, Spanish 31 Mar 2019 21 Jun 2019
Crossroads Discipleship Training School (CDTS) DSP 211 12 Korean, English 30 Jun 2019 19 Sep 2019
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 30 Jun 2019 19 Sep 2019
School of Evangelism DSP 211 12 English 29 Sep 2019 20 Dec 2019
Discipleship Training School (DTS) DSP 211 12 English 29 Sep 2019 20 Dec 2019

School of Evangelism ( CHR 231 )

This course embraces both the message and the methods of evangelism. Its primary purpose is helping the student gain a deeper understanding of the character of God, including His love for the lost. Topics include: An overview of biblical and historical perspectives on missions, people group thinking, cross-cultural communication, pioneer missions, missions and the local Church, the message of the Gospel, revival, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, ministering in the Spirit, personal renewal, spiritual warfare, and evangelism. Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignments are satisfactorily completed.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Evangelism (SOE) CHR 231 12 English, Spanish, Portuguese 30 Sep 2018 21 Dec 2018
School of Evangelism CHR 231 12 English 06 Jan 2019 27 Mar 2019
School of Evangelism CHR 231 12 English 31 Mar 2019 21 Jun 2019
School of Evangelism CHR 231 12 English 30 Jun 2019 19 Sep 2019

School of Missions ( CHR 235 )

An overview of missions with some specific skill training is introduced during the initial three-month course and then developed further during the field assignment. Topics include: biblical and historical foundations for missions; the nature of the Church; intercultural communication (principles of and skills for learning another language and culture); missions strategy (evangelism and church planting, church growth, intercession and spiritual warfare, healing, signs and wonders, relief and development); personal and team relationships (the worker's relationship with God, interpersonal relationships, leadership and authority, team building and team dynamics, developing and relating with a prayer/financial support team). Depending on where the School of Missions is offered, there may be a particular emphasis on a geographical region, demographic category (e.g., urban, rural poor, etc.) and/or cultural/religious grouping (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Tribals, etc.). Some emphases are: Frontiers: focuses on unreached people groups among Muslims, Hindus, Tribals and Buddhists. The purpose is to train workers for living and ministering among unreached people groups with church planting as a key strategy in discipling new converts; Strategic: focuses on deploying pioneering teams as the basic vehicle for addressing strategic areas of need throughout the world. Strategic missions embraces both short-term and long-term strategies to accomplish all aspects of ministry, including the planting of both local churches and missions structures. Pioneering: focuses on equipping individuals and teams to pioneer new ministries in geographical areas and societal spheres, and to help clarify callings, develop vision and learn how to implement a pioneer project. Urban: focuses on urban areas. Students study demographic and structural views of cities, cross-cultural strategies for cities, and types of evangelism which are effective in cities. Asian: focuses on Asian studies, learning research skills, with application to developing effective mission strategy for a particular nation or people group. Muslim: focuses on providing students with the knowledge and skills to minister effectively long-term in a Muslim nation. Students should be able to provide an effective, contextual witness to Muslims, having the skills to be a part of a team starting a new long-term ministry in a Muslim nation. Note: College of Christian Ministries degree students will not be awarded credit for this course until both the lecture and field assignment are satisfactorily completed.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Strategic Missions (SOSM) CHR 235 12 English 15 Sep 2019 20 Dec 2019

School of the Bible I ( CHR 221 )

In this second module of the School of the Bible, the focus is the Old Testament. The student learns to develop discipleship tools through effective and creative speaking, biblical interpretation, and leadership principles. Practical insight is gained on how to apply biblical principles to issues in civil government and economics.This course, if combined with CHR 221 and CHR 323, meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

School of the Bible II ( CHR 322 )

In this second module of the School of the Bible, the focus is the Old Testament. The student learns to develop discipleship tools through effective and creative speaking, biblical interpretation, and leadership principles. Practical insight is gained on how to apply biblical principles to issues in civil government and economics.This course, if combined with CHR 221 and CHR 323, meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

School of the Bible III ( CHR 323 )

In this third module of the School of the Bible, understanding of the New Testament message is deepened by providing historical and cultural backgrounds, and by noting the authors' emphases in writing to the intended audience. It begins with a study of the Gospels, including the richness of the parables of Jesus. The Acts and the Epistles come alive as they are studied in chronological sequence. Valuable insights are gained from a working knowledge of New Testament Greek. This course is not intended to detail every verse of the New Testament, but to provide inspiration, practical principles and help for life, and to develop a biblical base for teaching and preaching. This course, if combined with CHR 221 and 322, meets the U of N Core Curriculum requirement for Bible.

School of Worship ( ATS/CHR 261 )

The School of Worship is a three month course (followed by an 8-12 week field assignment) imparting foundational values and principles to those aiming to serve in worship among the nations. Topics include: character and lifestyle as a worshiper, understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in worship, applying worship principles within a cross-cultural context, the biblical and historical aspects of worship, leadership and teamwork, the dynamics of worship and intercession, prophetic ministry and worship, spiritual warfare, creativity and musicianship, and worship in missions and evangelism. Note: Each SOW varies in emphasis, please check individual SOW websites and folders.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
School of Worship ATS/CHR 261 12 English 28 Sep 2019 20 Dec 2019

Teacher's Training Course I ( EDN 241 )

The first of three courses (also known as ""Teachers for the Nations"") that prepare a student to work with children at the elementary school level using a methodology known as the Principle Approach. This methodology assists students in examining the history of a nation and learning to write curriculum for any subject, drawing from biblical foundations. The goal is to equip students for developing Christian educational programmes in any nation. Child development, philosophy of history, the use of phonics to teach reading and writing to children and adults, and curriculum development are among the topics included in this course.

Teacher's Training Course II ( EDN 242 )

This second course builds on the biblical foundations of education as taught in EDU 241. Working side-by-side with experienced teachers, students continue their internships in both elementary and secondary classrooms.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
TFN III (EDN 242) EDN 242 12 English 24 Nov 2018 18 Feb 2019

Teacher's Training Course III ( EDN 243 )

Students continue their daily internships in elementary and secondary classrooms. They prepare lessons plans and gain valuable, hands-on experience by teaching their lessons and by learning to manage a classroom under the supervision of a veteran teacher.

Course Number Credits Languages Start Date End Date
TFN III (EDN 243) EDN 243 12 English 19 Feb 2019 23 May 2019